"Dry" County Traffic Crashes

by David J. Hanson, Ph.D.

A study of about 39,000 alcohol-related traffic accidents in wet compared to dry (prohibition) counties in Kentucky found that a higher proportion of dry counties' residents are involved in such crashes.

The analysis suggests that residents of dry counties have to drive farther from their homes to consume alcohol, thus increasing impaired driving exposure.

These results are consistent with research conducted by others.

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